30 Oct '11, 3am

Qantas staff goes on strike and all its flights have been grounded

SYDNEY - Australia's Qantas Airways grounded its entire fleet indefinitely yesterday over a bitter labour dispute, with the government asking a tribunal to stop the conflict which it worries is putting both the airline and the economy at risk. Tens of thousands of passengers were affected by the abrupt decision. All 108 airplanes in as many as 22 countries will be grounded until unions representing pilots, mechanics, baggage handlers and caterers reach agreements with Qantas over pay and conditions. The abrupt decision came as an embarrassment for Prime Minister Julia Gillard who was hosting a Commonwealth leaders' summit in the city of Perth, with 17 of them booked to fly out today with Qantas. Refunds have been offered and Qantas has promised to pay for food and accommodation to those in transit. Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce told a news conference in Sydney that the...

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